Manhunt underway for gunmen who shot two teens in Far Rockaway basketball court Wednesday: NYPD

Cops are looking for these suspects, who allegedly shot two teens on a basketball court at the Ocean Bay apartments in the Rockaways Wednesday afternoon.
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There is a manhunt underway in the Rockaways for a pair of gunmen who shot and wounded two teenagers on a basketball court at the Ocean Bay apartments in Bayswater on Wednesday afternoon.

Police from the 101st Precinct responded to a 911 call of a shooting incident at the rear of 441 Beach 51st St. at around 4:15 p.m., where they found a 15-year-old girl with gunshot wounds to her left leg and right arm and a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the right leg, police said.

EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the wounded teens to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Glen Oaks, where the two victims were listed in stable condition.

A preliminary investigation determined that the two youngsters were on the basketball court when two strangers approached them, pulled firearms and fired multiple times, striking the teens. The two gunmen were caught on video surveillance leaving the scene of the crime. One was riding a metal kick scooter and he was followed by the second gunman, who was riding a Citi Bike. Neither of the gunmen have been arrested as of Thursday morning, according to an NYPD spokesman, who added that the assault investigation remains ongoing.

The suspects were wearing all-black clothing.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through May 26, the 101st Precinct has reported 128 assaults so far in 2024, 38 more than the 90 reported at the same point last year, an increase of 42.2%, according to the most recent CompStat report. Shooting incidents are down in the precinct with 4 cases reported so far this year, 3 fewer than the 7 reported at the same point in 2023, a decline of 42.9%, according to CompStat.